How to Configure a Proxy Server on Android?
What Is Proxy Server?
A proxy server is a server which is known as an application gateway which acts as an intermediary between the local network and large scale network such as the internet. We can configure our proxy settings over Wi-Fi network on android device. It can be used further to access the internet to run school or business network. The proxy server can only be configured on your Android device by Google Chrome and other web browsers but may not be used by other apps. The only App developer can select whether he uses Android’s proxy or not. There is the reason why it so better to choose proxy over VPN because the entire network’s traffic can be forced through VPN connection.
How to Configure a Proxy Server?
Now we will go over the steps to configure a proxy server on your Android device. Here are some steps which are mentioned below:
First of all open your Android devices on your device and select your Wi-Fi option to view the list of all Wi-Fi networks.
Press long the Wi-Fi network’s name whose proxy settings you want to change. After that select “Modify Network” option when the menu is opened.
Open the menu of “Advanced options” section on the screen. Choose the “Proxy” option, and then you can choose “None” option for no proxy settings, “Manual” for entering manual proxy settings, and “Proxy Auto-Config” which can search the suitable settings for your network. “Proxy Auto-Config” option may not be available on older versions of Android. You can enter an address of proxy auto-configuration script, which is known as a .PAC file.
Sometimes other operating systems like Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Chrome doesn’t support WPAD (Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol). This can be used in schools and businesses to distribute proxy server on the network. If you use WPAD, then you have to point Android at automatic or manual proxy server settings.
You can manually enter proxy server’s details if you select “Manual” option. For example, enter the “Proxy Hostnames.”
Suppose you want to have an Android bypass for any web address, just enter them in “Bypass proxy for” box, which can be separated by commas. Click on “Save” option to make changes
Every Wi-Fi network holds its own proxy server settings. For one Wi-Fi network, only one proxy server is enabled, it cannot be done for multiple Wi-Fi networks. You have to change settings whenever you enable your Wi-Fi.
How to Configure the Proxy Server With 3G or 4G Data on Android?
You can also configure the proxy server with 3G or 4G data connection on Android. It can be done by using the given methods below:
- Method 1: You can do this by manually adding proxy servers and Access Point Names of 3G and 4G of data settings.
- Method 2: Using Wi-Fi connection to browse the internet and manually adding a proxy server address.
- Method 3: By configuring proxy server within the web browser.
- Method 4: To configure proxy settings on your Android device.
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